• Short Summary

    Project Echo - the NASA experiment in international communications by orbiting satellites. Film shows preshooting?

  • Description

    Project Echo - the NASA experiment in international communications by orbiting satellites. Film shows preshooting as the Thor-Delta three stage rocket is prepared for the flight 1,000 miles from the earth. The satellite will be a self-inflating plastic balloon.

    If and when the balloon satellite is put into orbit short wave radio signals will be bounced off it between two stations on opposite sides of America and 2,300 miles apart, in California and New Jersey. The experiment is to test the feasibility of using such balloons for intercontinental communications - radio, telephone and TV.

    When in orbit the balloon would have the brilliancy of seven times the North Star and would circle the earth every two hours.

    A previous Echo launch on May 13 was a failure.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VFPZG4R5Q1HT1UQTMRXDVRNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VFPZG4R5Q1HT1UQTMRXDVRNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:19:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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